Gardener - Horticulture

Edmonton Meadows, ALBERTA | about 1 month

Job Summary

Edmonton Meadows
City of Edmonton

$83,200 Average salary of similar jobs | Check Salary...

Job Description

Gardener - Horticulture  up to 11 months
Job Number
: 35738 

At the City of Edmonton, the Gardener, will report to the Horticulture Team Lead and Crew Lead. In addition to working with and providing technical support to the staff, you may be assigned training duties, custom enhanced Horticulture services or special projects as assigned. You will work with the team to provide best Horticultural Practices within our Standards and budgetary confines of Open Space Operations.


As a Gardener in Parks and Roads Services, you will be a resource.  Providing best practices and custom horticultural services for the City of Edmonton. As part of our Horticulture Team you will ensure that our green infrastructure is both healthy and vibrant from a horticultural perspective.


You will make a difference everyday as you:

  • Occupy a strong  role working on maintenance crews throughout the year

  • Provide  day-to-day i and training and mentoring of the field crews

  • Provide coverage for other Leaders

  • Work with crews in horticulture, landscape, turf maintenance and vegetation management

  • Perform general maintenance alongside other crews to ensure they are using appropriate techniques and maintenance strategies

  • At times may be required to provide competency testing and training on tools and equipment

  • Work with Crew Leaders to Provide recommendations on how and when to renovate various horticultural landscapes throughout the City

  • Performs site assessments in the field and provides recommendations to Leaders and Supervisors

  • Assist with seasonal planning

  • Recommend and trial new tools and techniques

  • Assist with and collaborate on updating and creating standard operating procedures and hazard assessments

  • Additional duties as required


  • Diploma in Horticulture or a Red Seal Journeyman Landscape Gardener

  • 5 years experience in Landscape and Horticulture which would include the ability to identify various plants, understand plant needs and familiarity with landscape design

  • Demonstrated supervisory responsibility

  • Working knowledge of municipal park operations

  • Ability to work in a unionized environment

  • Proven knowledge of Horticultural Best Management Practices

  • Knowledge of horticultural equipment operations

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Competency  in Google functions

  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team

  • Proven ability to train and mentor staff

  • Ability to work in a changing environment

  • Valid Alberta Class 5 Drivers Licence (or provincial equivalent). Obtaining and maintaining a City Drivers Permit is a requirement of this position

  • Ability to obtain and maintain permits as required

  • Standard First Aid

  • Hire is dependent upon a Police Information Check including Vulnerable Sector check satisfactory to the City of Edmonton


At the City of Edmonton - City Operations, we strive to help our people achieve their professional and personal goals through an inclusive environment that values everyone’s contributions, appreciates diversity of thought, fosters growth and provides continuous opportunities for development.


We are an equal opportunity employer.

We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

Up to 4 temporary full-time positions for up to 11 months

Those candidates who are successful on this posting may be eligible for recall for the 2020 season.

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week

Salary: $30.720 - $33.675 (Hourly)

Recruitment Consultant: AY/MZ

Classification Title: Gardener
Posting Date
: Mar 11, 2019
Closing Date
: Mar 25, 2019 11:59:00 PM (MDT)
Number of Openings (up to)
: 4 - Temporary Full-time
Union : CUPE Local 30
: Parks and Roads Services
Work Location(s)
Kennedale, 12830 - 58 St 
  T5A 4L3

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